Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming crime drama The Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford as one of America’s most notorious thieves and escape artists, Forrest Tucker.
Written and directed by David Lowery, The Old Man and the Gun is based on a short story by The Lost City of Z author David Grann that was originally published in The New Yorker in 2003.
The film reteams Lowery with his Academy Award-winning Pete’s Dragon star Robert Redford and fellow Oscar winner Casey Affleck, with whom Lowery worked on his 2013 crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and his 2017 supernatural drama A Ghost Story. The ensemble cast also includes Oscar winner Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter and Tom Waits.
Old Man and the Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
The Old Man and the Gun is set to hit theaters September 28.